Double R names Guimarães as first signing

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As one of the most successful kart drivers in Brazilian motorsport history, Felipe Guimarães is supported by former Formula 1 racers Emerson Fittipaldi and Alex Dias Ribeiro.

Double R Racing announces its continued participation in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship this year, naming Brazilian youngster Felipe Guimaraes as its maiden signing for the globe’s biggest F3 category.

Felipe Guimaraes
Felipe Guimaraes

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Guimaraes, who hails from Brasilia, enjoyed a hugely successful season last year with no fewer than 13 race wins on his way to the South American ‘Sudamericana’ title and two further wins in British Formula 3, in addition to success in the F3 Brazil Open. As one of the most successful kart drivers in Brazilian motorsport history, he is supported by former Formula 1 racers Emerson Fittipaldi and Alex Dias Ribeiro.

The 22-year-old, who will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312 in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, is a welcome addition to Double R’s ranks and team owner Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt is confident Guimaraes has what it takes to deliver a consistently strong campaign.

Anthony Hieatt, Team Owner Double R Racing: “Felipe is a fantastic young driver; we were very impressed by what we saw of him in British F3 last year. He obviously did a fantastic job in the South American championship and he’s certainly got the experience to be very competitive in Europe this year, I’m hopeful of a very strong season from him.

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